Daily Reflection

Today's Reflection: January 27

Smiling Child

Precious in God’s sight you are,

divinely made in God’s delight,

endowed with beauty wove deep within,

brighter than the darkest sin.


Free in God’s sight you are,

to rise in rainbow’d glory,

to claim the God-light in your soul

and tell the world your story.

– Edwina Gately, Founder of the Volunteer Missionary Movement

January 26
The joy that compassion brings is one of the best-kept secrets of humanity... a secret known to only a very few people, a secret to be rediscovered over and over…
January 25
“Peace!” the angel announced.  But peace is as much task as gift.  Only if we become calm as earth, fluid as water, and blazing as fire will we be able…
January 24
True to the name by which we were called in 1824, the heart of our mission of Bon Secours continues to be "good help," calling us to be witnesses of…
January 23
Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen  
January 22
Let us be united; Let us speak in harmony; Let our minds apprehend alike. Common be our prayer, Common be the end of our assembly; Common be our resolution; Common…
January 21
"We look with uncertainty beyond the old choices for clear-cut answers to a softer, more permeable aliveness which is every moment at the brink of death; for something new is…
January 20
Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood… to find our path of authentic service in the world. ~Parker Palmer
January 18
I was walking down the street in New York City one day, when I heard a woman's voice saying, "I was very sick all winter."  Intrigued, I turned around and…
January 17
Waiting tests our grit and faith, and anything else we have on the line.  We activate every nerve in us to move, to do something--and then we wait.  But if…
January 16
From the deep well of silence, joy is constantly bubbling up and flowing out. Practice reveals that we are immersed in that joy. Practice also reveals what is blocking the…
January 15
The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose. Mahatma Gandhi
January 14
Find a place inside you where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell
January 12
When we understand how precious each moment is, we can treat each breath, each moment, as a newborn baby. Michelle McDonald